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Author Berry, Stephen William.

Title A house dividing : the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 / Stephen Berry
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (108 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Dialogues in history
Dialogues in history
Contents Ottawa -- Freeport -- Jonesboro -- Charleston -- Galesburg -- Quincy -- Alton
Summary A House Dividing: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 updates the Lincoln-Douglas debates for the sound-bite era. Instead of 100,000 words, this volume in the Dialogues in History series gives students 20,000 words from the debates. Rather than long, uncontested ramblings, it offers rapid-fire accusations and responses. Despite their reputations as intellectual heavyweights, Lincoln and Douglas were not above mudslinging; their arguments prove surprisingly studded with ad hominem attacks, political grandstanding, and gross appeals to the candidates' respective bases. Historians generally agree
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861 -- Political and social views.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political career before 1861.
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858.
Abraham Lincoln's political career before 1861.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Political and social views.
Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1857-1861.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0190643110